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Akelas Lookout Luxury Vacation Home at Windcliff

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6 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
14 guests
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'Akela' is a word with many meanings. 'Akela' is the name of the wolf featured in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories, collected in The Jungle Book and known throughout the world. In the world of scouting, 'Akela' is a symbol of wisdom in the Cub Scout program -- usually the Cubmaster or Den Leader. 'Akela' is also this home's owners' 10 year old Great Pyrenees (an Aussie rescue dog) and she, as well as the vacation home bearing her name, are special! Akela's family has been coming to Estes Park, Colorado for over 50 years -- starting at the YMCA of the Rockies. In 2017, the Foster legacy became permanent in Windcliff when they purchased Akela's Lookout as a second home, to enjoy this very special place in the mountains with their family. Surrounded by the beauty and sounds of nature, this 5 ...'Akela' is a word with many meanings. 'Akela' is the name of the wolf featured in Rudyard Kipling's Mowgli stories, collected in The Jungle Book and known throughout the world. In the world of scouting, 'Akela' is a symbol of wisdom in the Cub Scout program -- usually the Cubmaster or Den Leader. 'Akela' is also this home's owners' 10 year old Great Pyrenees (an Aussie rescue dog) and she, as well as the vacation home bearing her name, are special! Akela's family has been coming to Estes Park, Colorado for over 50 years -- starting at the YMCA of the Rockies. In 2017, the Foster legacy became permanent in Windcliff when they purchased Akela's Lookout as a second home, to enjoy this very special place in the mountains with their family. Surrounded by the beauty and sounds of nature, this 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath fully custom and family-friendly home by Westover Construction is pristine. Experience the Akela's Lookout Rental Home Inspiring panoramic views of Rocky Mountain National Park and the Continental Divide surround you from every vantage point at Akela's. Every aspect of this gracious home blurs the distinction between nature and the indoors, inviting you to gaze into panoramic views of snow-capped mountains, evergreen forest and azure blue skies. This home is situated on a secluded one-way trail nestled high on Ram's Horn Mountain in Windcliff Estates. All-weather roads provide easy access to downtown Estes Park without sacrificing the beauty and serenity of the mountain setting. Roosevelt National Forest is steps away... and Rocky Mountain National Park is an easy walk from the front door. The property is forested with Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir with natural plantings served by an automatic irrigation system. Lodging, Rest, and Entertainment at Akela's Lookout This luxury vacation rental home is designed around an open concept great room. It features a garage, laundry/mud room, kitchen, dining area, living room and master suite -- all conveniently located on one level. Quality custom finishes include oak flooring, wood plank ceilings in several rooms, solid core paneled doors, extensive use of tile and granite, vaulted or raised ceilings, and a carefully considered floorplan that provides easy flow between public and private spaces on two levels. Akela's Lookout also features excellent mechanical furnishings including in-floor heating, a large capacity hot water tank, whole house ventilation, and air conditioning on the main level. You'll also discover ceiling fans throughout the home to help circulate the fresh mountain air during the summer months. The main level features include a grand entry with a massive front door, oak flooring, and an open staircase. You'll flow seamlessly into the living and dining areas with sliding doors onto the main level deck and the step-down living room. This living room features a majestic cathedral window wall as well as a large stone gas fireplace. The fully-stocked, gourmet-ready kitchen houses a massive six-burner gas range, a range hood with custom tile backsplash, stainless appliances, double oven/microwave, solid cherry cabinets, center island with bar seating for four, granite countertops and custom tile backsplashes throughout. When we say fully-stocked, we mean it: at Akela's the kitchen also has a panini grill, waffle iron, Magic Bullet, food processor, mixer, toaster, blender, hand blender for soups, coffee maker, and rice cooker all at your disposal. A discrete powder room is tucked in adjacent to the kitchen and dining area. This dining area is perfect for family gatherings or dinner parties, and features grand views from every angle. You'll also find a dedicated mud and laundry room with sink, washer/dryer, and excellent cabinet storage that connects to the two-car garage featuring floor drains and sealed concrete floors. Then, step into the gorgeous master suite with vaulted ceiling and window wall, and luxury master bath with granite counters, beautiful custom tile flooring and walls, dual vanities, infinity tub, spacious shower with edgeless glass surround, secluded water closet, large walk-in closet and separate linen closet. As you descend the carpeted staircase you are greeted by a spacious den featuring wood ceiling beams, a gas fireplace of solid stone, floor to ceiling windows showcasing the view, a full-light door onto the spacious lower deck, and large wet bar. The wet bar is decked out as well with a wine refrigerator, custom cabinets, and granite counters. From the den there is easy access to a second master bedroom with its own ensuite luxury bath, three additional bedrooms, and an additional full bath. For entertainment, curl up with your loved ones while watching DirecTV, which includes HBO, Showtime, Starz, sports, and many other channels -- or pop in a movie with the DVD player downstairs. Modern, yet secluded from modern life. That'sMore
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Listed Since:October 2008
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Akela's Lookout first week of November. My first time at Windcliff. The home was exceptional. Everything, from kitchen to bath tiles and fixtures to bed comfort, was high end. Management group was curtious and professional. You will not find anything better in the...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank 48TWilson
Ambassador747990, VR Owner at Akelas Lookout Luxury Vacation Home at Windcliff, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2019

This is exactly the kind of review that our homes and staff should elicit for every single stay in a Windcliff home! Thank you so much for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you, Windcliff Staff

Reviewed 1 August 2017

Estes Park is one of our favorite places to visit. We have come at least once a year for the last four years and we have always stayed in a Windcliff house. They have all been fine houses, but this one is our favorite of...More

Date of stay: June 2017
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Reviewed 31 July 2017

The home is beautiful, everything you need has been thought of and the views are awesome. We would definitely stay there again.

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank johnpl1951
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